Monday, January 11, 2010

#28 (19:31 – 20:02)

“Make a daily effort to look upon others without condemnation. Every judgment takes you away from your goal of peace. Keep in mind that you do not define anyone with your judgments, but only define yourself as someone who needs to judge. Judge not, lest you too be judged.”

The message in this is very simple, yet it is the most difficult to practice. Every day, we all look at others and judge. We choose to get offended by many things, and in the interim, judge the way others talk, the way others do things, the way others dress, the way others work, the way others live their lives. We believe that others should act or do things the way we expect them to. This is our ego at work here; my way is the right way, why can’t you do things the way I want you to. You see that this is your ego wanting to control others. I believe this is the underlying factor. So, let us all make a conscious effort to pass love instead of judgment. It will take some practice, but I assure you, it is possible.